The Shedd Aquarium is the place to “discover the wonder of aquatic animal world”. This is a great place to go to with family members, friends, or a romantic date night.
The animals that are available for everyone to see are Sharks, Sea Otters, Turtles, Penguins, Seahorses and Sea Dragons, Saltwater Fish, Corals, Beluga Whale, Sea Stars, Stingray, Sea Lion, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Jellyfish, Octopus, Amphibians, Reptiles, Freshwater Fish, Crustaceans, and Birds.
The exhibits that are available for everyone are Underwater Beauty, Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef, Caribbean Reef, Polar Play Zone, Amazon Rising, Islands and Lakes, Oceans, Rivers, Great Lakes, Gardens, Terraces, and Stingray Touch.
The Shedd Aquarium is extremely caring for our ocean animals. When visiting their website, they mention how they have an on-site animal hospital as well as an Animal Response Team. They truly are more than just a place to see sea animals, they paired up with scientists from Shedd’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and research to learn more in depth about each and every animal that they work with.
Due to our crazy year with COVID-19, the aquarium had to find ways to let people experience and keep learning about our sea animals but in a different way. For those who do not want to go in person, they have an online option to experience and learn! They have options of virtual animal encounters, virtual camps to attend, activities and videos, and virtual reality.
If you are interested in visiting Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium they are located at 1200 S Lakeview Dr, Chicago IL 60605. For the virtual option you can also visit their website at https://www.sheddaquarium.org/.